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 Posted:   May 10, 2013 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

An unnamed source apparently told them: “John will play the real Ninth Doctor. Christopher Eccleston has always been thought of as the Ninth Doctor but now that John has been revealed as the Ninth Doctor, it shuffles Eccleston’s Doctor to be the Tenth Time Lord, Tennant the 11th and Smith the 12th.

“It also means the Doctor’s time is running out as he can only regenerate 12 times.”

“Steven loves a complex plot and there will be plenty of surprises along the way.

“The reason the Doctor has forgotten his ninth incarnation will become clear but it’s to do with the Time War and his shame over his behaviour in it.

“Tennant and Smith’s Doctors will at first refuse to accept Hurt is them — until their sonic screwdrivers confirm it and announce, ‘He’s us. He’s the ninth us’.”

On his costume they claim: “John was given a very familiar look that goes half way between two regenerations.”



http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/50th-anniversary-more-hurt-rumours-49092.htm


Which makes it even more odd that Eccleston is not involved in the project

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2013 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Jenna-Louise Coleman has teased some details on the Series 7 finale, The Name of the Doctor.

Coleman says in the latest issue of the Radio Times: “In the beginning we see a Clara in the 60s, 70s and the 80s so there are a lot of costume changes, which I love. Always one for a bit of dressing up, me. Love a red carpet.

She adds:

“Richard E Grant is back with his evil Great Intelligence, the Doctor’s greatest secret is revealed, all of his friends rally round to protect him and we finally understand why the Doctor has met Clara so many different times.”


http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/coleman-teases-the-name-of-the-doctor-49303.htm

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 8:08 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

FORMER kids’ TV series Doctor Who is now aimed at Stephen Hawking, according to show runner Stephen Moffat. After watching Doctor Who he winds down with some equations. As the series reaches a mind-bendingly complex conclusion far beyond the comprehension of normal minds, Moffat revealed he just wants to entertain Stephen Hawking. Stephen Moffat said: “You can pander to kids, or you can go for the more select demographic of the world’s top physicist. “There was literally nothing on telly these days to complicated enough to challenge Stephen Hawking, so we made it our goal to ‘make Steve’s brain hurt’.

“Of course families can enjoy the show too, provided one of them has a PHD and a set of flow charts detailing the many concurrent plotlines and which characters are their own parents.” Describing the series finale, Moffat said: “I feel I can give this away because you won’t understand it in any case – Davros returns, escaping a parallel time stream in which the Doctor is married to Captain Jack. “This causes a fracture in the universe allowing the cybermen to form an alliance with the zygons and take over Victorian London. They stop River Song being born by destroying time itself with a gravity bomb inside the fourth incarnation of K-9's ghost. Meanwhile, the ‘our universe’ Doctor uses the time-fracture to finally save the character Adric – from the 1982 story Earthshock - thus preventing the dinosaurs from becoming extinct and alters the course of evolution so that all the human characters become reptiles. “It’s such a mindeo, Stephen Hawking is going to love this.”

Professor Stephen Hawking said: “The stories are way too complicated for me, I watch it for the monsters and the cute girl.”

http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/arts-entertainment/doctor-whos-target-audience-is-stephen-hawking-2013051769169



 
 Posted:   May 17, 2013 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Matt Smith has confirmed that he will continue to play the Eleventh Doctor in Series 8.

In an interview from Saturday’s edition of The Sun’s TV Magazine, Smith says: “I’m on a break for a couple of months while I’m in Detroit making How To Catch A Monster.”

“We come back and shoot the Christmas special over the summer, then we go on to the next series, which will either start filming at the end of this year or at the start of 2014.”

So there you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth!

Interestingly, back in March The Sun claimed he was leaving at Christmas.

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/matt-smith-confirms-himself-for-series-8-2014-49463.htm

 
 Posted:   May 18, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has thanked the programme's fans for keeping the secrets of the season finale.

Following the early release of the US Blu-Ray discs containing the series climax, the BBC asked recipients to keep the secrets of the show until after the broadcast of the show earlier this evening, promising a special video clip would be released as a reward.

Moffat told the Guardian
Well that was all a bit Keystone Cops, wasn't it? Our biggest surprise, our most secret episode, a revelation about the Doctor that changes everything ...

... and we'd have got away with it too, if we hadn't accidentally sent Blu-ray copies of Name Of The Doctor to 210 Doctor Who fans in America. Security-wise, that's not GOOD, is it? I mean, it's not top-notch; it's hard to defend as professional-level, hard-line secrecy.

My favorite fact is that they're Blu-Rays. Listen, we don't just leak any old rubbish, we leak in high-def – 1080p or nothing, that's us. Every last pixel in beautifully rendered detail. It's like getting caught extra naked.

But here's the thing. Never mind us blundering fools, check out the fans. Two hundred and ten of them, with the top-secret episode within their grasp – and because we asked nicely, they didn't breathe a word. Not one. Even Doctor Who websites have been closing their comments sections, just in case anyone blurts. I'm gobsmacked. I'm impressed. Actually, I'm humbled. And we are all very grateful.

Now you might be thinking, what does all this matter? It's a plot development in the mad old fantasy world of Doctor Who, why is that important? Well of course, it's not important, and in the scheme of things, it doesn't matter at all. Just as it doesn't matter when you're telling a joke, and some idiot shouts out the punchline before you finish. It's irritating, that's all. It's bad manners.

Well, no bad manners here! Two hundred and ten Doctor Who fans kept the secret, and many, many more fans helped. I wish I could send you all flowers, but I don't know where you live (and, given our record, you really shouldn't be sharing private information with us). So instead, there is a little video treat.

Ten plus 11 gives you ...


http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/05/dwn180513190012steven-moffat-thanks-fans.html

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Doctor Who has been presented with a Peabody Award, one of the highest honours in American media.

The George Foster Peabody Awards recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals. Selection is made by the Peabody Board, a 16-member panel of distinguished academics, television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts.

The citation reads:

Seemingly immortal, 50-years-old and still running, this engaging, imaginative sci-fi/fantasy series is awarded an Institutional Peabody for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe.

The award was accepted by Steven Moffat, Jenna-Louise Coleman, and Matt Smith at a ceremony in New York last night.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/05/dwn210512210012doctor-who-wins-peabody-award.html

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2013 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Jemma Redgrave has talked about reprising her role as Kate Stewart in the 50th anniversary special.

Speaking to What’s on TV, she said: “If I tell you anything at all I’ll have to kill you and then kill myself. I wasn’t even allowed to tell my children I was actually in it for about four or five weeks! Once we filmed in Trafalgar Square I knew it would be impossible to keep that under wraps! But what do you do? I was going to work and not being able to tell anyone what I was doing! It was like joining bloody MI6!

“What I can tell you is that it’s absolutely bloody brilliant! I think it’s an astonishing script. Steven Moffat is an outrageously good writer and as always with Doctor Who, it’s philosophical, it’s deep, it’s an adventure story and if you’re a kid, you’re going to be taken on an extraordinary ride. It raises all sorts of interesting questions for anyone who wants to go deeper with it. It’s funny and then on a sixpence it breaks your heart. It’s just wonderful!”

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/50th-annniversary-will-break-your-heart-49873.htm

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The 50th anniversary special is to be shown around the world at the same time, according to the Sun.

They claim this was an agreement made between broadcasters to avoid plot spoilers.

Details:

The 3D episode goes out here on November 23 at 8pm on BBC1, so fans in LA will watch at noon while it airs in Sydney at 6am the next day.

It has been sold to 200 countries and is expected to reach more than 100 million viewers, making it the biggest-ever global drama simulcast.

An insider said: “The 50th anniversary special is a massive deal for fans around the world who were petrified the secrets would leak online the moment it aired in Britain.”

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/50th-anniversary-to-be-simulcast-52017.htm

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Matt Smith has confirmed that he will continue to play the Eleventh Doctor in Series 8.

Wow! Wasn't expecting that at all. eek

The 50th anniversary special is to be shown around the world at the same time, according to the Sun. They claim this was an agreement made between broadcasters to avoid plot spoilers.

Thanks Gods! Maybe these corporations are finally getting a clue it's a "world market".

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Matt Smith has confirmed that he will continue to play the Eleventh Doctor in Series 8.

Wow! Wasn't expecting that at all. eek


Where did you get that from? As far as I can see, that is the headline of a news story back in May - before he announced his departing...? Unless I've missed something - always possible wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Not that's the old news, he is still going as far as anyone is aware.

They could be trying to play the ultimate fast one and he really isn't going but that seems unlikely.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2013 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Update.

The BBC have worked out a deal with broadcasters worldwide to simulcast the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special on 23rd November.

The decision will help prevent leaks or spoilers from surfacing online and will enable viewers worldwide to watch the special at exactly the same time.

Currently, the timeslot is scheduled at 7:00pm GMT which would air in the USA at 11:00am PST and in Australia at 6:00am on Sunday 24th November.

The special will feature Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt as The Doctor, and according to recent reports, a fourth actor is expected to reprise his role as The Doctor.

There is still no confirmation as to when a trailer (which Comic Con attendees saw last weekend) will appear, but DWO will bring you more as we get it.

The 50th Anniversary Special is due to air in 3D on 23rd November 2013 at 7:00pm.

http://news.drwho-online.co.uk/50th-Anniversary-Special-To-Simulcast-Worldwide.aspx

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The BBC has issued a statement regarding the 50th Anniversary Episode trailer that was shown at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday. Fans have been expressing their disappointment at not being able to watch the trailer online.

This was an exclusive Comic Con trailer made especially for the Doctor Who 50th panel, it has not been released in the US.

This world famous international event is an established platform used by all of the major producers. UK fans can look forward to exclusive content over the next few months.
While Matt Smith was being interviewed on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Wednesday, Craig asked if fans who were not at Comic Con would be "mad" for not seeing the trailer. Matt apologised to fans saying, "Sorry to all of those who haven't seen the trailer".

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/07/bbc-statement-50th-trailer-2707130120816.html

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2013 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Confirmation from the BBC.

The 50th-anniversary episode of Doctor Who is to be broadcast around the world at the same time, it has been revealed.

It is believed the deal has been struck with global networks to prevent any spoilers and plot leaks, and is set to make it the world's biggest drama simulcast when it goes out on Saturday 23rd November.

In a statement, BBC Worldwide said:
It's always been our ambition to work with our broadcast partners so that international Doctor Who fans can enjoy the 50th-anniversary special at the same time as the UK. We'll have more details soon about our very exciting global plans for November.
The episode, whose title is yet to be publicly announced, has been sold to 200 countries and will be shown in both 2D and 3D.

The time differences around the world mean that an evening transmission in the UK on the Saturday would see it being shown much earlier the same day in North America and early on Sunday 24th November in Australia and New Zealand.


http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/07/anniversary-episode-global-broadcast-260613172917.html

 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2013 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Big Finish have announced a limited edition vinyl release (500 copies) of their upcoming multi-Doctor audio, The Light at the End. The drama is due this November and unites the five surviving Doctors from the classic era, alongside several companions.

Available to pre-order now, and released in November, 500 numbered copies of The Light at the End will be pressed in heavy 180g vinyl. The four-disc set, containing the adventure and a making of documentary, will be presented in a beautiful four-way gatefold sleeve, with rigid slipcase and an exclusive 30cm x 30cm lenticular image.

You can order The Light at the End: Limited Edition Vinyl HERE for an special pre-order reduction of £99.99 (RRP £129.99)

The Light at the End unites the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors to solve a threat to time, space and, almost as importantly, his very existence! Only one person could be this malevolent: the Master. But will he finally succeed in wiping the Doctor – all the Doctors – from the face of the universe?

http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/updates-series-7-soundtrack-the-light-at-the-end-52487.htm

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

A party celebrating the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is to be held in London in November.

Organised by Jeremy and Paula Bentham together with Tony Clark, The Doc Lands @ 50 Party will be free to attend and will take place at a venue in Docklands on Saturday 23rd November, starting around 7pm after the BBC's Doctor Who 50th Celebration at ExCel has ended that day. The party is open to all people aged 18 and over, whether or not they are going to the ExCel event.

Jeremy told Doctor Who News:
The ultimate form of celebration is getting together to share an enthusiasm. Doctor Who fans have been sharing their passion for the programme since the '70s, but doing it on 23rd November 2013 is definitely the light on top of the police box, and will be a great occasion to don your party hats – fez, stetson, astrakhan, fedora, Paris Beau, or panama . . .
If the broadcast of the anniversary episode and any other Doctor Who programming by the BBC coincides with when the party is taking place, it will be shown on the venue's large-screen TV.

Food and drink will be available to buy at the party – although fish fingers and custard will not necessarily be on the menu!

Entry to The Doc Lands @ 50 Party will be by allocated ticket only, and capacity is strictly limited to 1,500 places. To apply for tickets, e-mail Jeremy at jjbentham@aol.com by Monday 9th September, using the subject line Doc Lands ticket applications and stating your name as well as how many people will be in your group. Before applying, though, people are urged to consider their transport options for getting home afterwards, as the party will finish late.

Successful applicants will be contacted in early November, when they will be told the exact location of the party and will be sent their group or individual tickets too.

Since the show's return to TV in 2005, the organisers have held a series of highly popular event parties in London.

http://www.doctorwhonews.net/2013/08/anniversary-party-190813130017.html

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Steven Moffat has promised to tie up the loose ends from Matt Smith’s era in his final episode.

Speaking in the latest issue of DWM (#464), Moffat says: “The special ties up stuff from all corners of Matt’s tenure – there are things I set in motion in Matt’s very first episode that I’m paying off now.”

He adds: “It’s been a long game, but most of the questions that people ask will be answered…”

Which ones are you hoping will be answered the most?

Moffat also dropped this other little teaser on the impending regeneration: “One of the horrors of regeneration is that a certain amount of his persona alters entirely. His appetites and his enthusiasms will change. And that’s sort of what I’m writing about now in Matt’s last episode, the fact that he’s terribly aware that he’s about to be rewritten. And it’s frightening.”

Filming on the Christmas special begins in September.

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/moffat-will-tie-up-11th-doctor-loose-ends-52618.htm

 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 10:44 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Nicholas Briggs, AKA the voice of the Daleks, has promised some of the most explosive action ever in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special.

Speaking to ZoneOneRadio about filming the Dalek scenes, he said: “There were some big, big explosions. The biggest explosions I’ve ever seen on Doctor Who when they were shooting the bits with the Daleks. And I suddenly got a feeling of what it might be like to be in a warzone!”

He adds: “The set-ups with the Daleks are the most spectacular, ambitious set-ups I’ve ever worked on on Doctor Who. It was like being in a huge movie. It was enormous. There was rubble everywhere!”

This ties in with the more recently released pictures showing the Daleks in what many are speculating are scenes from the Time War.

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/50th-anniversary-special-will-be-explosive-52479.htm

 
 Posted:   Aug 26, 2013 - 5:36 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Spoiler.


An low-res screencap of the 50th anniversary special has leaked online from a clip shown at the Edinburgh TV Festival. Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt’s Doctors can been seen together for the first time.

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/smith-tennant-hurt-in-leaked-50th-shot-52708.htm

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2013 - 5:16 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Steven Moffat has claimed that John Hurt is only playing a one-off Doctor in the 50th anniversary special, but could his role in fact be larger, expanded to feature in Peter Capaldi’s debut series? It’s a rumour that is gathering pace.

Hurt himself added fuel to the fire shortly after the Capaldi casting announcement earlier in the month. Hurt congratulated Capaldi on his official Twitter account writing:

“Congratulations, Peter Capaldi. I’m suboth and we will have a lot of fun”

Hurt deleted the tweet shortly after and replaced with:

“Congratulations to Peter Capaldi and to the BBC. Another splendid Doctor!”

Now the second sentence of his first message is confusing, but it appears Hurt intended to write something like: “I’m sure both of us will have a lot of fun.” The second message doesn’t attempt to correct the grammatical mistake, so was he asked to remove it and replace with something less revealing?

When confronted with pictorial evidence of the deleted tweet, Hurt denied any knowledge of ever having written it: “No idea where that came from, Ryan … not from me.”

Curiouser and curiouser…

Further potential hints that Hurt could be playing the ‘8.5' Doctor has also emerged. In a preview of Paul Cornell’s upcoming Doctor Who comic, The Girl Who Loved Doctor Who, look at the positioning of the silhouetted Doctor…

The BBC press material all refers to Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor so that doesn’t leave us with many other options.

http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/is-john-hurt-more-than-a-one-off-doctor-52677.htm

 
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